How to download YouTube songs

Updated April 17, 2017

YouTube is the online networking sensation that connects millions of people from all over the world by allowing them to share videos. The range of videos are vast, which makes the genres offered plenty to choose from: comedy, reviews, video blogs, and ever popular music videos. Bands and amateur musicians upload their songs to YouTube every day, but they do not always have a link available to download. If you ever wanted to get your favourite music off YouTube, all you need is a little patience.

Go to the YouTube video that has the song you want to download. Highlight and copy the web address of the video, which can be accomplished either by copying what is listed in the "URL" box of the video's info, or copying what is in your address bar.

Navigate to "" to access an online converter website. Make sure not to put "" on your address bar because that will direct you to an incorrect domain.

Paste the YouTube URL into the "URL" box on the Vixy website. Make sure that the URL code is listed correctly as shown in the example on the page. You will get an error if the URL code is incorrect, and you will not be able to download your YouTube song.

Click on the "Converts To" drop-down menu and select either "MP3 (Audio Only)," "MP4 for iPod/PSP" or "3GP for Mobile" to convert your YouTube song. You may also opt to convert the song along with the video that accompanied it by selecting either "AVI for Windows" or "MOV for Mac."

Press "Start" to begin your conversion. A progress bar will show you how much the file has converted, as well as the size of the original YouTube video. Once the bar has reached 100 per cent, a window will open prompting you to save the file. Click "Save" to begin downloading your YouTube song.

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Zeus Tyrone Mendoza is an award-winning and accomplished freelance writer from California. Mendoza has contributed works published in "Kerygma" magazine, "Philippine Star Newspaper," and the monthly newsletter for the world renowned GK Community Development Foundation. Mendoza holds a B.A. in English creative writing from California State University, Northridge.